Monday, March 28, 2016  

"Columbus's Food Scene"
Steve Stover, Central Ohio's favorite food Expert

Steve Stover returns for another lively report on the latest news and "scandal" on the Columbus restaurant scene. Steve will tell us about 10 or more exciting new restaurants, the top new restaurant of 2015, the explosion of exciting Columbus restaurant entrepreneurs, and the decline of fine dining, plus breaking news on new restaurants coming to Columbus.  He will also share his Historic Columbus Restaurants List, including Columbus restaurants that have been open for more than 25 years, and a comprehensive list of the great Columbus restaurants of the past.

Steve Stover is passionate about food. He has taught cooking for 34 years, and has reviewed restaurants and judged cooking for more than 30 years. He currently teaches cooking at the Franklin Park Conservatory and The Seasoned Farmhouse in Columbus after stints at La Belle Pomme at Lazarus, Columbus State, Sur la Table, and Faire la Cuisine. In addition, he frequently cooks for charity events and speaks to community groups all over Central Ohio.

Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action
Join us Monday's at Noon at:
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring
Columbus, Ohio 43215


The Brackets are set for Round Two.  Let's see who prevails on April 4, 2016.   You have a chance to score in a number of ways between now and then.

Invite guests to meetings and events
Propose a new member
Turn in paperwork and fees for a new member

It all counts and in the end will benefit Every Columbus Rotarian.

Just make sure to turn your "points" into your Team Captain and Commissioner Scott Brown!
Service Above Self College Scholarships
Each year our Club sponsors 10 Service Above Self college scholarships worth $2500 each  to deserving high school seniors in the Columbus City Schools.  We conduct brief interviews with candidates proposed by the high schools in Columbus, focusing on their academic achievement and their commitment to community service.   Galen Graham is coordinating the interview process.
The interviews this year will be on the mornings of Wednesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 7 and will be conducted by seven teams of three or four Rotarians.
Our scholarship program is one of the major activities of the Club each year, and as newer Rotarians, we want to offer you the opportunity of joining us as interviewers.   We will provide interview questions and help arrange car pools to the schools.  We will have more candidates than we have scholarships, so this is important work and we would very much appreciate your willingness to serve.  I should also mention that listening to the stories of these talented students and how they achieved so much is often very inspirational, and is one of the best parts of the Rotary year for those who participate.

Contact Galen at
May 7, 2016
LifeCare Alliance
670 Harmon Avenue

Our own John O'Meara is heading back to Nepal on his quest to summit Mt. Everest.  He took a club flag with him so has an excused absence(s) for the next several months.  If you would like to follow John and his team's journey you can find it here;  

Here John crosses ice fields during his previous attempt.
President Tricia urged everyone recently to share their news with your Rotary Family.  Good or bad we want to be able to share that news with the entire Club.  Let Scott know about your news to be shared here.  


New Member Laura Weeks reported that Calloway Robertson and Andy Mauck assisted her during car troubles after the middle school SAS fair.  They stood by while she awaited service and eventually Andy jumped her battery before assistance arrived.   

Members of the Grove City Rotaery Club were on hand at our last meeting to Thank COlumbus ROtary for sponsoring their club 20 years ago.  Members are invited to attend their upcoming celebration on April 23rd at Shadowbox Live in the Brewery District.  tickets are available at

New Member William McCracken and his wife their 2nd daughter on March 11, 2016.  Rachel Isabelle and Mom are doing well.

Herb Reimenschneider tossed out the first Derby Day bid for a bottle of Maker's Mark Bourbon on March 14.  Come to a meeting to keep the bidding moving!


 The following members and their families need your cares, concerns and prayers.

Rotarian Jim Houk's mother passed away on February 28, 2016.  

Five Avenues of Service Training
District Assembly
Zane State College   Zanesville
Saturday April 23
8:00 - 1:00
For all Presidents-elect
Incoming Club Officers and Chairs
New and Engaged Rotarians
It's time to raft the river again.  Jim Tornes and Chris Henney have arranged to travel down the Big Darby again with Rotarians, friends and famiy.  The crew will leave on June 4, 2016.  Staff from the Metro Parks are planning to join us as well for a nature presentation.

Trapper John's Canoe Livery is again our host.  
7141 London Groveport Rd, Grove City, OH 43123

$25 for Adults and older children
$ 5  for 12 year old and under

A RELEASE FORM will need to be completed by each participant prior to arrival for the event.  
I'll be BACK!
But it may be a few days...

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Upcoming Events
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
Apr 01, 2016 12:00 PM
Bridge the Gap students @ Rotary
Apr 11, 2016
International Service presentation - Rafiki
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 11, 2016 1:15 PM
Euchre Fellowship
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Apr 13, 2016 5:30 PM
Grove City Rotary 20th Anniversary
Apr 20, 2016
District Assembly - Zanesville
Zane State College
Apr 23, 2016
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Student Service Above Self Fair
May 02, 2016
First Fridays
The Athletic Club of Columbus
May 06, 2016 12:00 PM
Derby Day Soiree
May 07, 2016
Young Hero Scholarships Presented
May 16, 2016
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past Prtesident
Vice President
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
TRF Chair
Executive Director